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What's up with the fancy-schmancy "ahnt" pronunciation of the word "aunt"? And why are the rules about capitalizing cocktail names so wonky? We have all the answers today!
References for the "ahnt" segment by Valerie Fridland:
Phillips, Betty. (1989). The Diffusion of a Borrowed Sound Change. Journal of English Linguistics, 22(2), 197–204.
Freeborn, Dennis. (1992). From old English to standard English : a course book in language variation across time. University of Ottawa Press: Ottawa.
Grandgent, C.H. (1899). Franklin to Lowell. A Century of New England Pronunciation. Publication of the Modern Language Association, vol. 14 (2), 207-239.
Trudgill, Peter (2008). The Historical Sociolinguistics of Elite Accent Change: On Why RP is not Disappearing. Studia Anglica Posnaniensia 44: 3–12.
Walker, John. (1791). A critical pronouncing dictionary. London: Robinson.
Wells, John. (1982). Accents of English. Cambridge University Press.
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